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Richard L. Donelson

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Richard L. Donelson Obituary
Donelson, Richard L.
Nov. 21, 1947 - May 27, 2018
Richard L. Donelson, 70 of Sarasota, FL, formally of Pekin, IL, died May 27, 2018. He worked for Caterpillar, Mapleton, IL (15 years), then moved to Florida in 1986, Porter Paints (9 years) and retired after 19 years with Radiant Food Stores. He enjoyed coaching little league in Pekin, IL and bowling was his favorite. He bowled since 1980 in IL. Richard continued in Florida in on various leagues. He graduated from Limestone Community High School in 1965, and attended Illinois Central College where he received his associate degree in Business. He was enlisted in the United States Air Force (1966), upon his discharge from Hickam Air Force Base in September 1970, his rank was Sargent. Richard is preceded in death by his parents William and Vera Donelson. He will be deeply missed by the love of his life, his wife of 50 years, Judith (nee Burdett), daughters; Julie Anne (Jose) Cruz, Tampa, FL, Jill Marie (Brian) McCarthy, North Port, FL, son, Christopher Lee (Rebecca) Donelson, Dallas, GA, 8 grandchildren, brother, Michael Donelson, Edwardsville, IL, and Ubie, his beloved Jack Russell Terrier. Celebration of Richard's Life will be held on July 28, 2018 at 1:00PM at National Cremation and Burial Society, 2990 Bee Ridge Road Sarasota, FL. Burial will take place on July 30, 2018 at 11:00AM at Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Road 72 Sarasota, and FL. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Sarasota-Manatee Youth Schlorship Fund, c/o Sandy Combs, 4431 56th Avenue Drive West, Bradenton, FL 34203.
Published in Herald Tribune from July 10 to July 15, 2018
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